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Dampier

[dam-pee-er, damp-yer]
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noun
  1. William,1652–1715, English navigator, explorer, buccaneer, and writer.
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Examples from the Web for dampier

Historical Examples

  • Dampier quitted the buccaneers at the island of Nicoba, in the spring of 1688.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863

    Various

  • We shall not relate minutely all the expeditions in which Dampier participated.

  • He was considered by Dampier as the most experienced and best man on board.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • Shortly afterwards they separated, Dampier accompanying Sharp.

    Notable Voyagers

    W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

  • His consultation with Dampier, who came in by and by, was brief.


British Dictionary definitions for dampier

Dampier

noun
  1. William. 1652–1715, English navigator, pirate, and writer: sailed around the world twice
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